Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life. He has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality and religion. His goal is to uplift people around the globe, to reduce stress, and to develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities.

Gurudev has inspired a wave of volunteerism and service, resulting in one of the largest volunteer-based organizations in the world, with more than 30,000 teachers and over one million volunteers engaged in service projects in 156 countries.


Gurudev inaugurates GIOSTAR - Institute of Regenerative Medicine

Leadership & Ethics


Gurudev inaugurates GIOSTAR - Institute of Regenerative Medicine

October 17, 2021
Bengaluru, India

Gurudev inaugurated GIOSTAR’s dedicated Stem Cell Research and Treatment Facility at Bengaluru along with Mr. K. Gopalaiah, Minister for Excise, Government of Karnataka and other dignitaries.

Global Institute of Stem Cell Research & Treatment (GIOSTAR, USA) based in San Diego, California is the world’s largest and leading (privately owned) Stem cell research institute involved with stem cell research and treatment work for the last 20+ years in the USA and around the world. Its vision is to provide stem cell based treatment to aid those who are suffering from degenerative or genetic diseases around the world.

Gurudev applauded the inception of the facility. He said, “Ancient scriptures regard a doctor as Narayana. Here, Narayana is also playing the role of Brahma. It is such a joy to see stem cell technology has come to India. Updating our knowledge should be a continuous process.”

In 2011, Gurudev inaugurated the world’s first dedicated stem cell research and treatment hospital in Ahmedabad, Gujarat setup by GIOSTAR. The institute has also been working on developing the world’s largest bone marrow and stem cell transplant hospital for the underprivileged suffering from sickle cell anemia. It is also working with Benaras Hindu University to help establish their stem cell research and bone marrow transplant facility.